Posts tagged ‘Farm’

Planting a Garden Storytime

Tuesday, Apr 18th, 2017

Books

My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root
Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayers
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

Music

In The Valley of Vegetables by Laurie Berkner
Rocks and Flowers by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Craft:
We made garden ornaments and did a flower sorting activity

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: 10 Little Bunnies

1 little, 2 little, 3 little bunnies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bunnies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bunnies,
10 little bunnies hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Bunnies hopping all around.

10 little, 9 little, 8 little bunnies.
7 little, 6 little, 5 little bunnies.
4 little, 3 little, 2 little bunnies.
1 bunny hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Do a spin and sit back down!

Song:  This is the Way We Plant Our Seeds
(tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we plant our seeds,(Sprinkle seeds on ground)
Plant our seeds, plant our seeds.
This is the way we plant our seeds,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the wind does blow,(Blow and wave arms in front of you)
Wind does blow, wind does blow.
This is the way the wind does blow,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the rain comes down,(Flutter fingers down)
Rain comes down, rain comes down.
This is the way the rain comes down,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the sun shines bright,(Make circle with arms above head)
Sun shines bright, sun shines bright.
This is the way the sun shines bright,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the flowers grow,(Stand fingers up from fists)
Flowers grow, flowers grow.
This is the way the flowers grow,
Early in the morning. 

Rhyme:

I’m a seed that’s in the ground
I get sunshine and water
I grow a stem, two leaves and then
Pop! I’m a flower!

 

April 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Down at the Farm Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 27th, 2016

Books

Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Baby Says Moo by JoAnn Macken
I-Spy On the Farm by Edward Gibbs

Music

At The Farm by Merry Music Maker

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper barn with stick puppets

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Recycling For Our Earth

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on his farm he had some chicks, E-I-E-I-O.
With a chick, chick here,
And a chick, chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick,
Everywhere a chick, chick,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
2. Duck – quack
3. Pig – oink, oink
4. Cow – moo, moo
5. Cat -meow, meow
6. Sheep – baa baa
7. Dog – woof, woof

Rhyme:

Five little farmers (fingers of one hand closed tightly over thumb)
Woke up with the sun, (open hand, with fingers and thumb standing upright)
For it was early morning
And chores must be done.
The first little farmer goes to milk the cow.

(Close both fists, make milking motions up and down.)
The second little farmer gets ready to plow.
(Grasp a steering wheel and pretend to drive.)
The third little farmer feeds the hens and chicks.
(Pretend to scatter corn.)
The fourth little farmer has gates to fix.
(Make hammering motions.)
The fifth little farmer sells vegetables in town.
(Cup hands around mouth as if calling out.)
Five busy little farmers work ’til the sun goes down.
(Yawn, stretch, sleep)

 

September 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

On the Farm

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Books

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marcellus Hall
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie by Mary Ellen Jordan, illus. by Andrew Weldon
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

Music

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by The Hit Crew, Drew’s Famous Kids’ Camp Songs
“Down on Grandpa’s Farm” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Little Pigs Say Oink
(Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink,
Oink-oink-oink, oink-oink-oink,
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink
All around the farm.
(repeat with other animals)

Flannelboard: Wake Up!
Early one morning the rising sun called,
“Wake up, wake up,” and woke up the . . . rooster.
“Cock-a-doodle-doo,” said the rooster and woke up the . . . goat.
“Baa, baa” said the goat and woke up the . . . sheep.
“Baa, baa,” said the sheep and woke up the . . . horse.
“Neigh, neigh,” said the horse and woke up the . . . pig.
“Oink, oink,” said the pig and woke up the . . . cow.
“Moo, moo,” said the cow and woke up the . . . dog.
“Woof, woof,” said the dog and woke up the . . . farmer.
The farmer climbed out of bed and then went and fed . . .
The dog, the cow, the pig, the horse, the sheep, the goose, and the rooster.

Flannelboard Song: Five Squeaky Clean Pigs
Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink! (clap, clap)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers High and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow.
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

The Sheepover Storytime

Tuesday,  Feb.23rd, 2016

Books

Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski
The Sheepover by John & Jennifer Churchman
No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton

Music

Down on Grandpa’s Farm by Raffi
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Eric Litwin

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a fun sheep puppet

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

Baa baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full
One for my master
And one for my dame
And one for the little boy
That lives down the lane

February 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement November 13th 2015

November 13th, 2015

Books

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczka
If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder

Music
Rhythm in the Scarves by Johnette Downing – The Second Line: Scarf Activity Songs
Ribbons in the Air by Pam Schiller – Leaping Literacy

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Finger Rhyme:

Here is the barn
(make a barn by interlacing fingers of two hands inside palm of hands)
Open it wide.
Let’s go inside where the animals hide.
Here are the horses, here are the cows.
They’re eating their dinner and drinking right now.
They’ll stay here till night turns into day.
When we open the doors, they’ll all mosey away.
Out in the pasture, they’ll eat grass and hay.
The cows will moo softly, the horses will neigh.

Song: Old Mac Donald Had a Farm

We sang Old MacDonald using Puppets

Rhyme with House Puppet Theatre

There is a little mouse
Inside a little house.
Here him scamper,
Here him squeak,
He’ll come out if you say “Peep!”

We used many different animal finger puppets to depict
“If The Animals Came Inside” by Eric Pinder

Activities

Dancing:
We used wrist ribbons and scarves with movement songs

November 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Farmers are Heroes Storytime

Tuesday,  June 30th, 2015

Books

I-Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vargin
Millie and the Big Rescue by Alexander Steffensmeier

Music

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Hit Crew
Down on Grandpa’s Farm by Raffi

 Activities

Props:
We had so many puppets join us on the farm.
We danced with shakers.

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Farmer Plants the Seeds

The farmer plants the seeds. (put seeds in the ground)
The farmer plants the seeds.
High ho the derry oh,
The farmer plants the seeds.

The sun comes out to shine. (make big circle with arms)

The rain begins to fall. (hands flutter to the ground)

The seeds begin to grow. (children begin to rise)

The farmer digs them up. (pretend to use a shovel)

Now we’ll have some to eat. (pretend to eat)

 

 

June 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

Books
Can You Growl Like a Bear? – by John Butler
Cock-a-Doodle Quack Quack! – by Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb

Music
“You’re An Animal Too” by Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers
“Doing the Penguin” by Sesame Street, Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
When the Saints go Marching In” Various Artists, Kidsongs: My Favorite Kidsongs Collection
“Down on the Farm” by Greg & Steve, We All Live Together, Vol. 5

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey at the zoo
Monkey, monkey in the tree
Can you ________ like me?
(jump around, swing your arms, scratch an itch, climb, screech)

 

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around.
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

Activities:
Musical Instruments
Parachute Activities

April 24, 2015 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

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